|Midterm Elections; A New Threat to the U.S. in Iraq?; "Push Polls" - Mother Jones Radio|
This weekend, we look at the upcoming midterm elections -- and what might happen if Democrats take control of the House or Senate. What are the hot races? Who's watching for fraud? And if the Democrats do get a House majority, can they get it together to make a real difference? We talk to Robert Borosage of the Institute for America's Future and Page Gardner of Women's Voices Women Vote. Plus, in Iraq, a prominent Baathist says the resistance is gearing up to hit the U.S...
Keywords: Iraq; Mid-Term Election; voter fraud; Democrats; push poll
|Mother Jones Radio 06-04-16: A Nuclear Iran?; Sectarian Violence in Iraq; "Pirate" Fishing in Africa - Mother Jones Radio|
Iran's announcement last week that it has enriched uranium upped the stakes on the international non-proliferation effort. Secretary of state Rice pushed the U.N. this to take "strong steps" against Iran, while a New Yorker article argued that the Bush administration has long planned to invade the country. We talk to the son of the deposed shah of Iran. Reza Pahlavi now lives in the United States, but to many Iranians, he is in fact an exiled leader...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; bush; environment; greenpeace; iraq; uranium
|Mother Jones Radio Broadcast 05-08-21: Iraq's Missing Nuclear Scientists - Mother Jones Radio|
The Iraqi scientists from Saddam Hussein's nuclear and biological weapons programs posed a huge risk to international safety after Saddam's fall. So why did the Bush administration refuse to track down the scientists after the 2003 invasion of Iraq? Mother Jones reports that all but three of Saddam's top 200-some nuclear scientists are missing. Mother Jones Radio interviews Dr. Mahdi Obeidi, the "mastermind of Saddam Hussein's former nuclear centrifuge program," and the only Iraqi nuclear scient...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; biological weapons; bush; david albright; iraq; saddam hussein
|Mother Jones Radio 06-03-05: Port Security: Separating the Safety Issues from the Spin - Mother Jones Radio|
It's the security, stupid! U.S. port security is so ineffective, ports could be run by Dubai or Donald Duck - cargo still wouldn't be screened properly. Matthew Brzezinski, author of "Fortress America: An Inside Look at the Coming Surveillance State," tells us the truth about the Dubai ports deal. Is it really a risk? What are the facts about port security in America, and how can we fix the gaps? Also, economist James Galbraith tells us that "quitting Iraq won't undo the real damage of war." The...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; environment; iraq; privacy
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|Mother Jones Radio 06-01-01: Mother Jones Radio's "Best of 2005" - Mother Jones Radio|
This week, we hear the best of Mother Jones Radio from 2005. We chat with "first lady of the press" Helen Thomas and science writer Chris Mooney. They tackle mainstream media’s shoddy political and science coverage. We also hear from FDA whistleblower David Graham, who government officials told to be quiet when he found that Vioxx raised heart attack risks. Plus, we get a warning from writer John Sugg about the Christian reconstruction movement, which wants the U.S...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; politics; Christian; FDA
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|Mother Jones Radio 06-01-15: Rising Violence in Iraq; the Progressive Islamic Movement in America - Mother Jones Radio|
Iraq correspondent David Enders first went to Iraq as a 23-year-old reporter who worked, un-embedded and unprotected, outside the relatively safe "Green Zone." But now he's back from a trip to Jordan, saying he decided against returning to Iraq because it has become too dangerous -- even for him. He tells us why. Plus, we'll talk about something you won't hear much about in the mainstream media: the progressive Islamic movement, including one woman's case that Mohammad was a feminist...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; iraq; islam; palestine; rights
|Mother Jones Radio 06-01-08: Bush's "Warrantless Wiretaps": Why Did the Times Delay the Story's Publication? - Mother Jones Radio|
David Brock of press watchdog Media Matters turns a critical eye on the New York Times. Since the Times broke the story of the Bush administration's warrantless wiretaps, almost no one's been happy. Conservatives like Ann Coulter call the paper the "Treason Times;" progressives question why the story wasn't released sooner. Who's right? And what's the inside story behind the paper's decision to hold the scoop? Also, Republican congressman Walter B...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; wiretap; Bush; Iraq
|Mother Jones Radio 06-02-12: A Diplomatic Solution to Iran's Nuclear Ambitions - Mother Jones Radio|
What's the real story on Iran's nuclear ambitions? Former United Nations weapons inspector David Albright takes the threat very seriously. "How many countries are going to fall on their sword to get a nuclear power plant?" he asks. However, Albright also says there's still time for a solution based on diplomacy rather than military intervention. Plus, your occasional sleepless nights have become a jackpot for drug companies...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; UN; capitalism; david albright; drug companies; military; nuclear power; pentagon
|Mother Jones Radio 2006-05-28: "Big Coal"; Juan Cole on the Middle East; Gold Mining in Alaska - Mother Jones Radio|
Jeff Goodell, author of "Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future," has a reality check for George Bush on this week's show: "The idea of coal as an alternative fuel is hilarious. There is nothing alternative about coal. It's the rock that fueled the industrial revolution." Also, we meet Mother Jones' new Washington bureau chief James Ridgeway, fresh from the Village Voice. We check in with Mother Jones correspondent Ken Miller, whose article in the current issue looks at Alaska...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; coal; iraq; alaska
|Mother Jones Radio 05-07-10: Can the Law Stop Domestic Violence? - Mother Jones Radio|
Are police and lawmakers doing enough to stop domestic violence? We'll hear from Patricia Prickett, a domestic violence prevention advocate who has accompanied police on over a thousand domestic violence calls. We'll also hear from journalist Sara Catania, who writes about domestic violence in the July/August issue of Mother Jones. Plus, investigative journalist Peter Byrne exposes the military's new tactics for spying on American civilians...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; bush; domestic violence; military; pentagon; privacy; surveillance
|Mother Jones Radio 05-12-04: New Ways to Keep Big Bucks out of Politics - Mother Jones Radio|
This week on Mother Jones Radio, guest hosts Peter Laufer and Mother Jones publisher Jay Harris make campaign finance interesting. How can we get real people like you to run for public office? How can we keep politicians from being tied to special interests? Nick Nyhart, director of Public Campaign, tells us how. Plus, Mother Jones contributor John Sugg gives us a glimpse into the Christian Reconstruction movement, which wants the United States to go back to Old Testament law...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; campaign finance; politicians; Christian
|Mother Jones Radio 05-12-25: A Mother Jones Christmas - Mother Jones Radio|
On Christmas day, Mother Jones Radio brings you a touch of sanity in the midst of your holiday craziness. Join us for a sermon from Reverend Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping; a righteous gift list from political satirist Will Durst; and a Mother Jones glimpse of American spending and giving with editor Clara Jeffery. Also, we'll hear from the nation's first lobbyist for athiests, Lori Lipman Brown, and from the president of the Center for the New American Dream, Betsy Taylor...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; american dream; christmas; political satire
|Mother Jones Radio 06-06-04: Blogs and Politics; "How Would a Patriot Act?" - Mother Jones Radio|
How do blogs affect politics, and how will that change in years to come? We probe the power of blogs as a progressive force -- how can they cause real political change? We hear from media analyst Jay Rosen, author of the blog PressThink. And we talk to Connecticut Democrat Ned Lamont, who's taking on Joe Lieberman in the Senate primary. Lamont's campaign has gained steam with help from blogs -- including his own...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; blog; politics
|Mother Jones Radio 06-07-02: Empire-building in Iran, Republican gay-bashing . . . - Mother Jones Radio|
Mother Jones contributor Robert Dreyfuss argues that the Bush administration's conflict with Iran has little to do with nukes, and a lot to do with empire-building. "You have to wonder why the Middle East is always the center of so much attention when it's such a big world out there. It *might* have something to do with the fact that two-thirds of the world's oil comes from the Persian Gulf." Next, Rolling Stone contributing editor Tim Dickinson says that Bush's support of an anti-gay marriage a...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; election; media; gay marriage; Iran
|Mother Jones Radio 06-07-31: John Dean; "Back-Door" Tax Cuts for the Rich; Christian Rock - Mother Jones Radio|
John Dean gained fame as the former Nixon legal counsel who became the star witness in the Watergate prosecution. Now he's back in the spotlight with a new book that claims the Republican party is being run by extremist "conservatives without conscience." Dean tells why he's optimistic that the party can move back to the center. Also, the IRS is slashing the number of auditors who work on gift and estate taxes -- in other words, taxes for the wealthiest Americans...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; blog; politics
|Mother Jones Radio 05-08-28: Testing the Power of the Courts - Mother Jones Radio|
This week on Mother Jones Radio fill in hosts Peter Laufer and Mother Jones publisher Jay Harris take a look at a fascinating lawsuit, New York City vs. gun maufacturers. The city claims gun manufacturers are lookig the other way ignoring sleezy dealers who peddle weapons to criminals. And we check in with a Blackfoot hero, a woman intent on righting wrongs that cost Indians $176 billion. Mother Jones Radio interviews Michael Elkin, lead attorney of New York v...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; gun manufacturers; Indians; government
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|Mother Jones Radio 06-02-26: Last Days of the Ocean - Mother Jones Radio|
This week, we debut our special coverage on the future of the world's oceans. We talk with Julia Whitty, whose article "Fate of the Ocean" shows how humans are pushing seas to the brink. Whitty weighs in on what humans can do to reverse the massive ecological changes we've put in place. Plus, how did Achmed Chalabi con the New York Times into believing Saddam was training foreign fighters to hijack airplanes? He presented them with a defecting Iraqi "general" -- who turns out to be a complete fa...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; bush; environment; hijack; iraq
|Mother Jones 05-07-17: London Bombings and the U.S. Minutemen - Mother Jones Radio|
London is attacked from within, and Peter Bergen is not surprised. Over a year ago, the acclaimed Al Qaeda expert told Mother Jones readers that jihadist attacks would be more frequent and worse because of the war in Iraq. This week, he tells about the bombings and what else may be in store. Plus, Washington correspondent Michael Scherer describes his trip to the Arizona border to report on the anti-immigration Minutemen...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; al-qaeda; immigration; iraq; jihad; minutemen; jihad; civil rights; border
|Mother Jones Radio: Full Audio of Debate Between Richard Pombo and Pete McClosky - Mother Jones Radio|
Full Audio of Debate Between Richard Pombo and Pete McClosky. Date recorded: May 15, 2006.
Keywords: debate; Richard Pombo; Pete McClosky; California; Congress
|Lebanon Update; Faulty Iran Intelligence; Emergency Contraception - Mother Jones Radio|
Independent journalist Dahr Jamail is reporting for Mother Jones from southern Lebanon. He talks with us about the latest political developments in the current Middle East conflict, and tells us what things look like on the ground. Also, is the Bush administration looking for good intelligence on Iran -- or for faulty intelligence that will support an invasion? We talk to Laura Rozen, whose recent article exposed how several U.S...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; politics
|Mother Jones Radio 06-06-18: Live from the Take Back America Conference - Mother Jones Radio|
What happens when 3000 leading progressives come together? We give you the answer, broadcasting from the Take Back America conference in Washington, DC. Host Angie Coiro speaks with insiders who have their fingers on the pulse of today's progressive movement. Progressive Majority leader Gloria Totten makes an argument for why liberals shouldn't give up on the Democrats. Sunlight Foundation director Ellen Miller tells us how corruption is changing voters' attitudes about the fall elections...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; democrats; progressive; liberal; election
|Mother Jones Radio 05-10-30: America's Least Wanted: Does the Government Want the Poor Back in New Orleans? - Mother Jones Radio|
Does the federal government want lower-class black residents back in New Orleans? If so, where's their housing? Why are the rebuilding jobs going to Texas laborers working for Texas corporations? Why cut Medicare and Medicaid now, with evacuees already living on the edge? We hear from Roger Hickey, co-director of the Campaign for America's Future, and Bishop Sam Butler, who along with his wife and congregation renovated their former church building into a shelter for New Orleans families...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; drug war; evacuees; federal government; marijuana; medicaid; medicare; new orleans; political satire
|Mother Jones Radio 06-04-30: Rising Gas Prices; 200 Years of Human Rights; Chemical Weapons Disposal - Mother Jones Radio|
"End of Oil" author Paul Roberts talks about rising oil and gas prices, and what they mean for consumers and politicians. Are cheap oil prices ever coming back? "No," he says bluntly. "We'll see prices spike and probably drop occasionally, but the average price of oil is very likely going to remain much higher than it's been for the past two decades." Plus, we speak with Craig Williams, one of the winners of the 2006 Goldman environmental awards...
Keywords: Mother Jones Radio; Oil; peak oil; environmental; chemical weapons; immigrants
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|Mother Jones Radio 06-04-23: "American Theocracy"; Rumsfeld and Guantanamo; Yahoo! vs. Democracy - Mother Jones Radio|
Greed, hubris, and religious fanaticism -- the stuff of empires past, or a description of America's current elected leaders? We talk to former Republican strategist Kevin Phillips, author of "American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century." Also, we speak with Nick Cron-De Vico, winner of the "Report it Now" high school journalism contest sponsored by the makers of "Good Night, and Good Luck." Plus, what did Rumsfeld know about torture...
Keywords: Mother Jones Radio; Republican; Religion; Oil; journalism; Rumsfeld; torture; Guantanamo; democracy; activist
|Mother Jones Radio 05-10-16: Flight Risk: Whistleblowers Say Boeing Jets are Unsafe - Mother Jones Radio|
This week, we bring you a Mother Jones exclusive report: Are you safe in a Boeing aircraft? Chances are, when you fly, it's in a Boeing plane. Now whistleblowers are saying some of the planes are dangerous. They allege that planes were made with faulty parts, and that those planes have got to be grounded immediately. Investigative editor Sheila Kaplan explains. Meanwhile, in Ohio, Iraq war veteran and rising Democratic star Paul Hackett took up the party's invitation to run for Senate...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; democratic party; iraq; war veterans; whistleblower; Boeing; Paul Hackett
|Mother Jones Radio 06-02-05: How Will Hamas' Election Affect the Middle East? - Mother Jones Radio|
What effect will the election of Hamas have on Israeli-Palestinian relations? History-savvy progressives Robert Dreyfuss and Mark LeVine disagree sharply on whether Hamas can work for peace. We'll also get recovery updates from New Orelans and Pakistan. Terry O'Connor, editor-in-chief of the New Orelans Publishing Group, gives us tentatively hopeful news about the city. Shaheen Chughtai, senior media officer with relief organization Oxfam International, checks in from Pakistan, where earthquake ...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; bush; hamas; israel; military; pakistan; palestine; state of the union
|Mother Jones Radio 05-10-09: Justice DeLayed: Tom DeLay Finally Gets Nailed - Mother Jones Radio|
This week on Mother Jones Radio, we're cutting through the blather on the indictment of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Mother Jones writer Lou Dubose explains the scandal behind the headlines. What's the evidence? Is DeLay's defense credible? And is Austin D.A. Ronnie Earle really the "partisan Democrat" that Republican talking points make him out to be? Plus, we talk with Dr. Price Cobbs, author of "My American Life: From Rage to Entitlement." Cobbs was the co-author of 1968's "Black Rage," w...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; tom delay; scandal; Republican; racism; White House
|Mother Jones Radio 05-08-14: Soldiers and Families Protest the War - Mother Jones Radio|
Finally, military families' protest against the Iraq war has moved into the headlines. One bereaved mother camped out near George Bush's Texas ranch has helped focus attention on families' dissatisfaction with the war. Does Cindy Sheehan's protest in Crawford mean a turning point for America? Mother Jones Radio talks to Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-California), gets a live update from Baghdad correspondent David Enders, and checks in with veterans and military families who oppose the war...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; bush; iraq; military; Cindy Sheehan; anti-war
|Mother Jones Radio 05-10-23: The Watched: How Electronic Surveillance Affects You - Mother Jones Radio|
Who's watching you, and why? Fifteen thousand cameras watch the public in Manhattan alone. Parents track their kids' every move with GPS cell phones. These systems can combat crime, but they also combat your right to privacy. Editor Clara Jeffery and Lee Tein of the Electronic Frontier Foundation explain. Plus, we go on the road with "Adventure Divas" author Holly Morris. Finally, we wrap up with the first broadcast version of the Diddly Awards, Jack Hitt's salute to Congressional ineptness, stu...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; democratic party; privacy; surveillance; congress; Santorum
|Mother Jones Radio 05-11-27: Iraq Update: The U.S. Military's Use of Chemical Weapons - Mother Jones Radio|
No matter what the administration says, it is using chemical weapons in Iraq, including white phosphorus. Another U.S. weapon in Iraq is so vicious the victims are buried in shoeboxes, says our Iraq correspondent David Enders. Also, documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald says the tide may be turning against Wal-Mart. Even small, conservative towns are voting the predatory giant out. Leo Hindery, author of "It Takes a CEO," explains how other large retailers are doing a better job of treating the...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; chemical weapons; iraq; wal-mart; white phosphorous
|Mother Jones Radio 06-05-21: A Veteran's Critical Look at the War; Corporations' "Hostile Takeover" of the Government; "Medical Racism?" - Mother Jones Radio|
What would you do if you thought your government had been taken over by corporate interests, unaccountable officials, and extremists? We talk to several authors and thinkers who are taking on the current state of corruption. Iraq war veteran Paul Reickhoff talks about "Chasing Ghosts," which details how his experience in Baghdad led him to conclude that America's mission in Iraq was deeply flawed. Michael Newman explains "Teaching Defiance," which argues that education and activism are inextrica...
Keywords: Mother Jones Radio; corporate; extremists; corruption; Baghdad; Government; racism; Iraq; Africa
|Michael Franti; Capitalism 3.0; Bush's "Unauthorized Autobiography" - Mother Jones Radio|
Musician Michael Franti, frontman for folk funksters Spearhead, was so troubled by the Iraq war that he went to the Middle East to experience the conflict firsthand. Staying outside the American-controlled Green Zone, he "would just start playing music on a street corner, or walk down the street and play music for people. People would be drawn to it, and I was the first American they'd ever met that wasn't carrying an M-16." We talk to him about how he turned his experience into a new CD, entitl...
Keywords: Michael Franti; Iraq; corporations; commons; George W. Bush; Sidney Blumenthal
|Mother Jones Radio 05-05-19: Why Mainstream Coverage of Global Warming Has Failed - Mother Jones Radio|
In the premiere broadcast, Mother Jones Radio exposes junk scientists and pseudo-journalists who say global warming is a hoax - and who get millions of dollars from ExxonMobil. Investigative journalist Ross Gelbspan discusses why mainstream media coverage of global warming has failed. Chris Mooney, author of "The Republican War on Science," tells us how ExxonMobil is one of the last - and loudest - holdouts in the campaign to deny the dangers of global warming...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; Global warming; Oil; whistleblower
|Mother Jones Radio: John Laesch on Terrorism - Mother Jones Radio|
Keywords: John Laesch; terrorism; politics; election
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|Mother Jones Radio 06-07-23 - Mother Jones Radio|
We talk to linguist George Lakoff, who argues that conservatives and liberals have very different definitions of the word "freedom." "There is a radically different and frightening notion of what extremists on the right call 'freedom' shaping our culture and our political life," he warns. Lakoff talks about the right's use of the word and decodes a July 7 statement by George Bush on "freedom" in Iraq...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; blog; politics
|Mother Jones Radio 06-06-11: Is New Orleans Ready for the Next Hurricane?; Greg Palast; Kids in Mexican Border Jails - Mother Jones Radio|
This season's first tropical storm was just announced off the Gulf Coast. Is New Orleans ready? Sue Sturgis of the Institute for Southern Studies says no. The institute's new report details how far behind the region is in preparing for the next big hurricane or storm. Also, progressive independent journalist Greg Palast explains why George Bush likes expensive oil. Palast says thet Bush likes it so much, he's turned down much cheaper stuff...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; Bush; oil; border; immigration; New Orleans
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|Is Europe "Breeding Bin Ladens?"; Class and the Military; Former Ambassador Swanee Hunt - Mother Jones Radio|
We talk to Swanee Hunt, Bill Clinton's ambassador to Austria, about her new memoir, "Half-Life of a Zealot," and her work empowering women around the world to fight for peace. Also, Mother Jones writer and filmmaker Brian Palmer talks about how U.S. Marines are trained to deal with the situation on the ground in Iraq. Plus, UC-Berkeley's Zachary Shore explains why Europe is the breeding ground for radical Islam...
Keywords: Radical Islam; U.S. Marines; Iraq; empowering women; San Francisco values
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|Mother Jones Radio 05-07-24: Money and the Law - Mother Jones Radio|
Angie Coiro takes a close look at Supreme Court nominee John Roberts. Does he fit the neocon profile of "business first, people last?" Washington correspondent Michael Scherer and People For the American Way president Ralph Neas tell us why Roberts might be "Scalia in wolf's clothing." Plus, we look how business took over Texas law so blatantly that it made a consumer activist out of a lifelong Republican...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; neoconservativism; palestine; scotus; John Roberts; Homeowners
|Mother Jones Radio 05-09-18: Helen Thomas on the Press; Student Leaders on Campus Activism - Mother Jones Radio|
Helen Thomas, the "first lady of the press" who has covered the White House for 62 years, checks in with Angie about the state of the press after Hurricane Katrina. Will the press corps, newly re-energized after criticizing Bush's bungled response, stay on the ball? Or will the media lose their teeth as the memory of the hurricane fades away? We also chat with four student activists to watch out for...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; bush; Helen Thomas; hurricane; katrina; new orleans
|Mother Jones Radio: 06-01-22: An "Economic Hit Man" Speaks Out - Mother Jones Radio|
John Perkins describes himself as an economic hit man. For years, his job was to convince developing nations to take large loans for development projects, and then guarantee the projects would go to U.S. corporations like Halliburton. He exposes the "highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars" via "fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder." Plus, after 35 years as Nebraska's only black state legislator, Er...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; halliburton; rigged elections; John Perkins; economic hit man
|Mother Jones Radio 2006-09-24: The Future of the Republican Party; Veterans for Iraq Withdrawal - Mother Jones Radio|
This week, we look at dissent within the Republican party and the military. First up, Republican leadership is divided over torture and the Geneva Conventions. Human Rights Watch's Joanne Mariner helps us sort out which congressional Republicans have stood up against the Bush administration's torture policies -- and why. "I think it's very relevant that the three Republicans who are fighting the Bush administration's approach are the three Republicans with probably the closest ties to the milita...
Keywords: Republican; Geneva Conventions; Human Rights; Bush; Iraq; Democrats; congress